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A hybrid solar eclipse … the Earth is on a date with a rare astronomical event tomorrow that will not be repeated until 2031

Written by Menna Allah Yahya

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 12:03 PM

Astronomy and space lovers are looking forward to an astronomical event that occurs once every decade that can be seen in the sky with the naked eye, the hybrid solar eclipse” tomorrow, Thursday, April 20.

Hybrid solar eclipse

The “hybrid solar eclipse” is a rare type of eclipse that changes its appearance. The shadow of the moon moves across the surface of the Earth, and some people can see the sun completely covered by the moon, depending on where they are and the day turns into sudden darkness. The British Royal Observatory revealed that the solar eclipse will be visible from parts from the equator and the southern hemisphere including western Australia and Southeast Asia at about 11:30 am.

According to experts, the last hybrid eclipse of the sun will be in November 2013, while the next eclipse of this kind will be in November 2031, and according to astronomy experts, this “exciting” eclipse will not be visible to residents of the Arab world, Europe or the United States, and the moon’s shadow will pass across the earth in width Thousands of kilometers next Thursday, and every region within this shadow will witness at least a partial eclipse of the sun.

Hybrid solar eclipse

The central point of this shadow is known as the “Path of Perfection”, and along this path earthlings will also see a total eclipse of the sun or a partial eclipse of the sun, and Dr. Next Thursday, due to an astronomical phenomenon, which is the solar eclipse.

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And he emphasized that this talk is completely untrue, especially since the upcoming solar eclipse next Thursday will not be seen in Egypt, the Arab region and the Middle East, and it has no effect on the process of seeing the crescent of the month of Shawwal, and the crescent of the month of Shawwal is born immediately after the conjugation occurs, in full. At 6:14 a.m., Cairo local time, on Thursday, the 29th of Ramadan, corresponding to 4/20.

The new crescent will remain in the sky of Makkah Al-Mukarramah for 23 minutes, and in Cairo for 27 minutes after sunset on that day (the day of sighting), and in the governorates of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the new crescent will remain in its sky for periods ranging from (24-29 minutes)..

As for the Arab and Islamic capitals and cities, the new crescent will remain after sunset on that day for periods ranging between (10-35 minutes), and thus the first month of Shawwal 1444 AH astronomically will be on Friday 4/21 (Eid Al-Fitr), and its prayer will be at 5:47 minutes. morning in Cairo .